Leonidas was a hero-king...just consider that.
With everything you need from an all-weather shell, The North Face Leonidas Jacket lets you ignore the weather report, knowing that you're blizzard-proof and battle-ready. Waterproof breathable 2.5-layer HyVent shell fabric has built-in four-way stretch for an unlimited range of motion. HyVent's high level of breathability lets water vapor escape so you don't feel clammy, even when you're working extra hard to earn your turns, and underarm zip vents let you dump heat quickly when the climb gets really intense.
- Waterproof breathable HyVent 2.5-layer shell material for total weather protection
- Fully seam-taped to eliminate waterproof weak spots
- Athletic fit for insulating efficiency and easy layering
- Huge alpine pockets double as underarm zip vents
- Helmet-compatible hood made with hidden cord locks and laminated brim
- Hidden hem cinch-cord seals out drafts and deep snow
- Non-abrasive, molded cuff tabs seal out snow and drafts
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I am 6' tall and regular body, but a bit...
I am 6' tall and regular body, but a bit long arm.
Some mentioned to have a size bigger.
Which size will fit me?
The sleeve length is the main point i concern about.
We unfortunately need a little more to go on to make a suggestion for you correct sizing. If you could measure your chest measurement around your torso and get your sleeve length from you wrist to the center of your back then we would have a lot more to go on. Also, if you get those measurements you can compare those specs to the size chart provided up by the price of the item. If you still have any questions after checking out the size chart please give us a call and one of your Gearheads should be able to point you in the right direction.
I am 6"1"", 195 and wear a size 43" jacket sleeve 35". large fits great and I can wear a sweater under and it's still good
It only lists the weight of the medium. ...
It only lists the weight of the medium. Can anyone weigh their large, and/or other sizes, and post? Thank you.
Hey Phil - the sizes differ by about 1-2 oz moving up or down one size so you can approximately estimate the weight of your jacket that way.
So it looks like now they added a hem cinch...
So it looks like now they added a hem cinch and changed the hood? It says it is now hood compatible. Anyone have this new version? Is the hood huge and hard to fit without a helmet? Is the material really thin? Thanks...
The hood will be easier to fit since it has to accommodate a helmet.
Sexy, Stretchy and Dry
TNF Summit Series has done it for me again. Used this jacket on a 3 day backpack trip down in the Escalante and when temps dropped and winds gathered I felt �ber protected in this outer layer.
At 10 oz. and with convenient packability (men's large/Rolling it into the hood) this will forever be my go to rain shell. I love the corona head bungie that snugly adjusts around the melon! There is a comfort that resinates home with me regarding this feature. Also if you need to continue to move around for amplified activity, the 4-way stretch nylon allows you to do so while continuing to keep you nice and dry!
Pros: light, good looking, stretchy, versatile and 100% waterproof
Cons: go a size bigger to ensure total protection. My jacket runs true to size. Also the price :(
The best rain jacket I've ever owned.
I really mean it, the Leonidas is an incredible jacket. I've used probably thirty different water proof jackets and this is by far my favorite. The first thing you will notice is the softer touch of the jacket which doesn't feel like all the other crinkly water proof jackets you've ever used...it really is soft to the touch, but water still beads up and the high vent keeps you bone dry in a downpour. What really clinched the deal for me on this jacket though is the four-way stretch, which means that this jacket moves with you and feels like a soft shell, but is waterproof, not "water-resistant." Finally this jacket is not much heavier than a windbreaker, so you don't feel like you are wearing a really heavy plastic bag when you climb, run or go get the mail.